Today we started by checking out of our hotel, loading the car and leaving Queenstown. We started to drive towards to Glenorchy, but we didn’t really get why everyone was telling us to go there? I think the low cloud was ruining the scenery, so we turned around and started to head to our end destination – Wanaka.
The drive to Wanaka didn’t take too long, we arrived around 2 pm and checked in to our next hostel. It was nice to have an ensuite room, and it was lovely and warm and cozy.
We took a drive around Wanaka; it was very small but very pretty. The lake was beautiful.
We decided to go to a place called Puzzled World, I had read about it in a guidebook, and it sounded slightly cool. So we took the short drive to Puzzle World.
There were four illusion rooms, one was the wall of faces, where you looked at a wall of faces, and they followed you wherever you walked in the room. One was full of photographic holograms, these were strange as it seemed like stuff was popping out of the walls at you.
The next was a room which you walked in and the ceiling got lower and when we watched it over again on the video, it makes some people look larger than the people on the other side of the room, they used this effect in Lord of the Rings when they needed to film the hobbits next to normal sized people. The last room was the best, it was a slopping room, and it made everything seemed off balance. It looked like balls were rolling up a sloped pool table, water ran up the wall, and a swing was hanging out of the wall at an angle. It was a weird sensation and definitely the best room.
Next, we had the maze. Instead of trying to reach the middle, we started in the middle and had to find the four corner towers. It was quite hard as it had bridges and lots of dead ends, good fun though. The last thing that Puzzle World had to offer was a room of puzzles that we could play with for as long as possible. We didn’t get around them all, but they were good fun and passed the time.
The challenge was on I completed more puzzles than Jane Ha Ha.
Dan purchased himself a Rubix cube, and so the challenge for him had started…
The evening consisted of eating down in the hotel and using our 241 beer vouchers. This was the first meal with lamb that I had had since being in NZ, and it was yummy!!!